Being Bright Awake

Being Bright Awake: Starting Your Day on a Good Note

Posted on October 14, 2017

  There is no manual that clearly explains how to wake up every day and feel confident that the day will be a good one. It’s not even merely a matter of having will power, as most people preach but find near impossible to practice. The closest that one can come to an optimistic appraisal of the day ahead is being hopeful. The truth is that there is no formula for waking up with positivity simply because there is noRead More


There’s More To Letting An Employee Go Than “You’re Fired!”

Posted on July 26, 2017

I was part of the Human Resources function which evolved in the 90s from what was most often referred to as “personnel” and viewed as policing the system, to being a “Strategic Business Partner”. While we all believe we successfully transitioned from policing to partnering, we probably lost some innate qualities of being empathetic and compassionate.   The reality is that increasing use of digitization, automation, artificial intelligence, robots etc., combined with companies being under tremendous pressure to show growthRead More

Mindfulness at the Workplace

Posted on June 9, 2017

Have you ever thought about sitting quietly at your desk and doing nothing? Doing nothing is hard!   While this could be quite contradictory to what organizations want from their employees such as multitasking, doing more in less time, improving productivity and so on, these only lead to burnout, increase in stress, and loss in productivity, finally leading to attrition.   It’s mind-boggling how something as simple as sitting and focussing on your breath has such powerful benefits. Among severalRead More

Gratitude at work

Why is Gratitude Essential at the Workplace?

Posted on June 8, 2017

It is sometimes the simple things in life that are most valuable, and yet somehow go unappreciated a great deal of the time: watching the sun rise, having someone call you on a regular basis to see if you have eaten, if you’re okay, or just to say hello, a pet who greets you with unparalleled enthusiasm every single day, time to do nothing and just be. The truth is that there are a million things to be grateful forRead More

negative self-talk

Negative Self-Talk: What to Stop Saying to Yourself

Posted on May 25, 2017

  “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – John Milton   As human beings, we are as much in dialogue with ourselves as we are with other people — except, in the case of self-talk, thoughts cross our mind like wave after wave crashing against the shore of our beings at a speed that no other kind of communication can match up to. Experts estimate that the mindRead More